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ERIC Number: EJ1140531
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-May
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1360-2357
Comparative Analysis of Rank Aggregation Techniques for Metasearch Using Genetic Algorithm
Kaur, Parneet; Singh, Manpreet; Singh Josan, Gurpreet
Education and Information Technologies, v22 n3 p965-983 May 2017
Rank Aggregation techniques have found wide applications for metasearch along with other streams such as Sports, Voting System, Stock Markets, and Reduction in Spam. This paper presents the optimization of rank lists for web queries put by the user on different MetaSearch engines. A metaheuristic approach such as Genetic algorithm based rank aggregation technique has been proposed and implemented in MATLAB for Kendall-tau as (GKTu) and Spearman's foot rule as (GSFD) distance measures. A comparative analysis has been carried out between ranked lists for with and without GA on the basis of simulated results. From the results it has been found that proposed GA optimized rank list (for a particular query on the basis of minimum distance) is better than the conventional methods. In addition, a word association technique i.e., AND-OR operator has been applied on each query. The results are investigated in comparison to non- logic operators for the same query.
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Language: English
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